We Are Hiring! – Interim Executive Director

Join our team! Applications received by September 19th, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Read the job description: YDEKC Interim Executive Director Job Description  (PDF)

 

JOB SUMMARY

YDEKC Interim Executive Director

Salary Range: $93,000 – $116,000

This role is a 12-month role with the potential for extension to transition Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) into its next stage of the organizational life cycle.

YDEKC is pioneering something new with an interim placement. We are seeking a visionary and strategic thinker and leader grounded in King County’s diverse communities and the local youth development field to guide the organization through this strategic transition period and possibly beyond.

YDEKC is exploring and pursuing a reimagination of its core work and leadership role in the youth development sector. YDEKC seeks an engaged leader ready to take on the challenges of an organizational transformation.

We seek an Interim Executive Director to proactively engage with Members and assess community needs while building the financial foundations to allow YDEKC to achieve its inclusive strategic objectives. Adopted at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, read about YDEKC’s 2020-2023 Strategic directions and tactics here.

 

About the Opportunity 

YDEKC is exploring and pursuing a reimagination of its core work and leadership role in the youth development sector. YDEKC seeks an engaged leader skilled at taking both a high-level view and a hands-on approach to take on the challenges of an organizational transformation. 

We seek an Interim Executive Director to proactively engage with members and assess community needs while building the financial foundations to allow YDEKC to achieve its inclusive strategic objectives. Adopted at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, YDEKC’s strategic directions include:  

  1. Advocating to ensure a diverse range of youth-serving nonprofits have the infrastructure and resources including living wages for staff that are needed to provide high quality, identity affirming, strengths-based supports for young people.
  2. Building trust and collaboration between organizations and across sectors. 
  3. Supporting social and emotional well-being for adults and the young people they serve. 
  4. Being led by our members, and supporting them to be led by the people they serve. 

Read more about our 2020-2023 Strategic directions and tactics here. 

With significant shifts in the funding environment, YDEKC hopes to gain the level of support that will allow the organization to thrive, but recognizes the financial risks involved at this time for the organization. We are seeking someone to lead us forward during this year of transition to re-envision and collaborate towards a next generation YDEKC. We expect this role to last 12 months with the possibility of a longer tenure.     

With Black, Indigenous and people of color at the center of future planning, YDEKC seeks someone who can build on the past to ensure programming is member-driven and meets the needs of the current, pandemic-recovery time.  

This leader will cultivate relationships with member organizations and inspire funders towards a collective vision that meets the needs of racial equity-focused youth development organizations and professionals. They will be someone who is capable of decisive action and risk-taking in alignment with shared values and goals, and in partnership with YDEKC’s member-led governance structure. 

 

Download the full job description and profile and application directions here!